Alex Guarnaschelli's Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting and Caramel Top

The classic name of this dramatic cake is Dobos Torte, which is like a Hungarian little drum cake. At the end, after the towering cake is assembled, you pour warm caramel over the whole thing. It will dry and harden into a crunchy caramel topping, turning this drum-shaped cake into something that crackles when you tap the top. This recipe makes a layer cake into something reminiscent of a crunchy candy bar. Don't be afraid of the caramel. Just cook the sugar over low heat until dark amber and...Full Story
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